It may be unusual, but for this Bay Area start-up, an Edwardian home in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco turned out to be the perfect space for their big ideas.
Last year, the retro rockabilly mecca, Bettie Page clothing, opened shop in the Haight. A little bird told me the girls there have some serious vintage swagger, so I thought I'd head over and check it out. I found (left to right) Jessica Goss, Liz Ireland, Mindy Gaines, and Hayley Griffin, done up in pin-up. These ladies are lucky enough to call their dress code a job perk.
You know you’ve always wondered what’s up with the somewhat mysterious Peacock Lounge in Lower Haight. Well, tonight is a fantastic reason to check it out, as there will be a fundraiser to benefit the residents who were displaced by last week's devastating fire at Haight and Fillmore. The night will include:
Yesterday, Alyssa Casares, a local 19-year-old designer, launched the Fall 2011 collection of her clothing line, Alyssa Nicole. Alyssa's latest work is her most sophisticated and cohesive collection to date. Vibrant reds and blacks, are mixed with a range of textures -- playful red Swiss dot day dresses, and tightly tiered black evening wear -- all of which is perfect for fall.
With Gavin Newsom’s purposed Sit/Lie ordinance ready to remove the street kids from the Upper Haight, our relationship with the city’s most iconic neighborhood is more complicated than ever.
Question: How many hippies does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer: None. Hippies change nothing.
It may be a new year, but one thing hasn’t changed: sales continue to pop up everywhere we look. Here are seven places to shop and save during the first weekend in 2009: